Trainer Ian Cook will bypass Saturday’s Eagle Farm meeting with Our Blevic and give his sprinter a chance to improve on his fine record at Grafton on Monday.
Joe Pride feels a sense of redemption after Terravista captured a second Group One victory with an explosive turn of foot in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington.
Smart sprinter Fell Swoop will kick off his 2017 Autumn Carnival campaign in the Group 1 $500,000 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on February 25.
An awkward barrier draw has sapped some of trainer Darryl Hansen’s confidence of Divine Service extending his winning sequence at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Man From Uncle can prove his last start win in the Eskimo Prince Stakes was no fluke with another winning performance in the Group 2 $400,000 Schweppes Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Saturday’s Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Gardens can’t come quick enough for Gary Portelli.
Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze and jockey Kathy O’Hara will re-unite for the first time on race day in the Group 2 $200,000 Ranvet Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill on Saturday after parting company in an horrific fall in the 2016 Australian Oaks.
A front-running stayer will be flying under the radar when he tackles the $150,000 Country Championships SERA Qualifier (1400m) at Goulburn on Saturday.
Mick Price played host to two international racing identities on Thursday and while former champion Hong Kong jockey and now esteemed trainer Tony Cruz and Royal Ascot’s director of racing Nick Smith have vastly different jobs, they were after the same thing.
For Damian Lane the key to Heatherly claiming her first G1 in Saturday’s Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000 m) at Flemington is her new found attitude.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden concedes that his colt Khan is facing a tough task to run down speedster She Will Reign in the Group 2 $250,000 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Plenty has been made of the apparent strength of the three-year-old sprinters this racing season.